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Who we are:

Foundation is part of the Inspire North charity group.

Our values lead our organisation. We believe in creating a world where everyone matters. To learn more about our vision, values and goals, click here.

Foundation has been working for over 30 years in the North of England building better lives. We believe in social justice, fairness and the right to belong. We support adults, young people and families, building on their strengths to make a lasting difference, empowering change and social inclusion.

We work in partnership to deliver a broad range of innovative and professional services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; whether through complex needs, offender history, family breakdown, domestic abuse, addiction or mental health issues.

History of our Homeless Charity:

Our Foundation story starts in the early 1980s when a group of probation workers realised that ex-offenders needed support on leaving prison: a roof over their head, somewhere to cook, their own space and support to help them turn their lives around.

The team together set up the West Riding Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders ‘bedsit project’, working in partnership with Leeds Federated Housing Association to provide furnished accommodation for just six people. They created the Timble Housing Project, the forerunner of Foundation, in 1984.

In 2018, Foundation and mental health charity Community Links merged to form the Inspire North group.

Today, Foundation work’s in locations across the North of England to tackle social exclusion of all kinds. In doing so, we support 3,000 customers including adults with drug and alcohol problems, women suffering from domestic violence, the young and the vulnerable, the homeless and people at risk of homelessness.

To read our 2024-2029 Inclusive and Business Growth Strategy click here.

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